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Lange Estate Winery Tempranillo Umpqua Valley 2006

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Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards:
Driven by a passion for Pinot Noir and a love of the land, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. The year 1987 marked the Lange’s first vintage and consisted of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. The Langes' mission is to produce consistent, complex, balanced wines that e... Read more
Driven by a passion for Pinot Noir and a love of the land, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. The year 1987 marked the Lange’s first vintage and consisted of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. The Langes' mission is to produce consistent, complex, balanced wines that express terroir and dedicated stewardship. Known for his even hand, Winemaker Don Lange crafts beautifully balanced wines from estate fruit, sustainably and organically farmed in the famed red Jory soil of the prestigious Dundee Hills appellation. To further supplement their 15,000 case production, the Langes purchase additional fruit from renowned vineyards in the surrounding area. Long-standing relationships with these talented growers have helped the winery establish a well-deserved reputation for consistency and complexity in the wines. In addition to Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, Don bottles at least six different Pinot Noirs, paying meticulous attention to each lot of wine. While guiding its journey through a careful barrel regime, he blends as he sees fit or bottles his favorites as single-vineyard offerings. Don is joined by his son Jesse in these endeavors; thus the Lange Estate legacy continues with Jesse's expert contributions in both the cellar and the vineyard. Read less

Tasting Notes:

This limited production 2006 Tempranillo is the inaugural release from Winemakers Don Lange and Jesse Lange. A new-world expression of a traditional, old-world favorite, it is sourced entirely from vineyards in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley where soils and climate favor this noble Spanish grape. Deep magenta in color, this medium-bodied wine displays an age-worthy tannin structure indicative of the varietal balanced by bright yet supple fruit characteristics. The nose entices with dried rose petal, black currant, Medjool dates and smoky vanilla bean. A lively palate shows ripe, black plum, wild huckleberry, pipe tobacco and cocoa bean finishing long and lush amid hints of cola and Indian spices. A tasty venture into the vineyards and varietals of the Northwest.

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325 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 11 months in American Oak.

Aged 11 months in French Oak.

Notes: Aged in a combination of French & American oak for 11 months. Approximately 50% new oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14%

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